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i 161—163. His several voyages are of great moment; for they had a permanent effect in guiding the attention of France to the region of the St. Lawrence.
It was in April, that
Aprl 20. the mariner, with two ships, left the harbor of St. Malo;
May 10. and prosperous weather brought him in twenty days upon the coasts of Newfoundland.
Having almost circumnavigated the island, he turned to the south, and, crossing the gulf, entered the bay, which he called Des Chaleurs, from the intenmerits the gratitude of every student of American history.
Purchas, i. 931, edition of 1617, says,—Francis I.
sent thither James Breton.
This person can be no other than James Cartier, a Breton. entered the
Chap. I.} 1534. Sept. 5. harbor of St. Malo in security.
His native city and France were filled with the tidings of his discoveries.
The voyage had been easy and successful.
Even at this day, the passage to and fro is not often made more rapidly or more safely.
Could a gallant natio